Author: dawnrogal

Mantis Shrimp

My work is often influenced by my children.  We will often go off on tangents together (cocktail monkeys, cryptozoology, vultures and so on).  Our latest is the mantis shrimp.  If you have ever read The Oatmeal, you will know of his love for the mantis shrimp.  Go ahead, read his ode, I’ll wait. So this […]

Recent Work

I have been busy working on a number of pieces recently. These are available at ArtSpace in El Segundo until June 16th.    

Pups Who Pack

I love collaborations. I’m always interested in working with other artists and designers, it’s inspiring and energizing. This month I’m so excited to be working with Maggie Modena the designer and creative force behind Pups Who Pack. We chatted about art, working with a creativity coach and fabric design. I told her that if she […]

“her” Group Show

I’m thrilled to be featured in a group show all of this month at ArtSpace in El Segundo, CA. It has been awhile since I’ve been able to show so many of my sculptural pieces all in one place. These bird pieces are all brand new.  The show runs until June 7th if you are […]

Something for your wall

Making fiber dioramas (of a sort) is a favorite of mine but it’s been awhile. These pieces are all California based and will be available through HaleARTS S P A C E in Santa Monica during their $100 show beginning April 15, 2016. Clockwise from left are “A View of Santa Monica Pier”, “Hitting the […]

Preserving My Heritage

    Update:  I am so pleased to let you know that this piece was accepted to the Focus on Fibre Art Association Biennial Juried Competition in Edmonton, Alberta. I recently applied to have my work shown in an exhibit in Canada. The theme is “My Heritage”. I grew up in a city in Saskatchewan. I have wonderful […]

An Upcycled Bird

For about a year I used a lovely pink purse that I bought online for the grand sum of $9.  When the zipper broke I knew immediately what to do. Make a bird. Only remotely did I think that perhaps I should have it repaired. It made me think about how artists often see the […]

Happy Blogiversary!

UPDATE!! Congratulations to M.C. , the party pig is yours!  And yes, we have known each other longer than I’ve been blogging. ____________________________________________________   Out of curiosity I went back through my blog to see when it all began. Can you believe that I’ve had this little blog for eleven years!  Eleven! When I started […]

I Heart You

Some months ago a friend saw a small pin I had made and asked if I could make it as a pillow.  My immediate answer was yes, but then I thought about it. The original pin was made of hand dyed wool felt that I know longer had access to and even then, I needed […]

A Site Update

I decided that my site was due for an update. It’s been ages since I’ve done a major overhaul so yesterday I spent several hours at my desk playing with WordPress. WordPress is simple to use and a great place to start when building a website. Everything is fairly self-explanatory, there are so many customizable […]